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Xinhua: Have the Courage to Make Demands on the United States

According to International Herald Leader, a newspaper under Xinhua, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates stated that the "the cycle of good and bad times" of Sino-US military exchanges over the years needs to be broken.  We hope that the U.S. should have enough common sense to realize that it is the U.S. military that has caused the occasionally good and bad times.

Tell the United States our concerns and pursuits directly. China has clearly put forward the requests on the Taiwan issue and China’s exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea. The U.S. should not stretch its hand too far. On the issue of the Indian Ocean, the International navy should divide it into regions and provide anti-piracy convoy among different countries. Let us see how the U.S. will respond to China’s "cooperative and constructive spirit."

Source: International Herald Leader, November 2, 2009